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v2.1, by Faruk Ates -
Addendum by Robert Nyman - */
/* Neutralize styling:
Elements we want to clean out entirely: */
html, body, form, fieldset {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
font: 100%/120% Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
/* Neutralize styling:
Elements with a vertical margin: */
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, pre,
blockquote, ul, ol, dl, address {
margin: 1em 0;
padding: 0;
/* Apply left margin:
Only to the few elements that need it: */
li, dd, blockquote {
margin-left: 1em;
/* Miscellaneous conveniences: */
form label {
cursor: pointer;
fieldset {
border: none;
/* Form field text-scaling */
input, select, textarea {
font-size: 100%;
The Yahoo! User Interface library (which was originally just a JavaScript toolkit but has
recently added some CSS pieces as well) includes a file called reset.css that takes a similar,
but slightly more heavy-handed, approach. It looks like this (code reproduced here exactly as
it appears in the file):
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